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OESH Provincial COVID Line Screening/Contact Tracing

Shared Health Manitoba / Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is hiring additional staff supporting  our fight against COVID-19


Requisition ID: 267261 

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Work Location: Casual staff are required to work onsite at Concordia Hip & Knee Institute. Training will be provided.

Collective Agreement: Based on Classification of Person Hired

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: Casual

Anticipated Shift: Days, Evenings, Days/Evenings, Weekends

Salary: Based on Classification of Person Hired


Join provincial efforts in the fight against COVID-19!!!


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of our departments across the province will require additional staffing to support our fight against COVID-19; while continuing to provide the best possible health care services to Manitobans.


Manitoba recognizes the hard work and dedication of our front-line heath care providers and we are looking for additional experienced health care providers to offer support during these unprecedented and challenging times, to help provincial efforts to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.


Positions are available across the province at sites and locations operated/funded by Manitoba health regions and service providers. Employees will be hired by Shared Health. Accepting a position with the COVID-19 Casual Pool will NOT impact your existing employment.


Opportunities for specific classifications and service areas are listed below. The list of specific classifications is NOT an all-inclusive list. If your classification is not listed, please look at the role specific postings.

Position Overview

Call Centre Screening

  • Answers incoming calls from health care employees to complete screening for symptoms and answer positive COVID-19 case contact and travel-related questions.
  • Provides action and direction to health care employees for self-isolation, COVID-19 testing and return to work requirements using OESH COVID-19 Screening Tool & Guiding Principles.

Contact Tracing

  • Contact tracing training will be provided.
  • Responsible to assist site Occupational Health Nurses complete COVID-19 contact tracing involving healthcare employees.
  • On notification of a potential exposure with a positive COVID-19 case:
    • Notifies the Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health designate of the site/program where the potential contact works.
    • Contacts the potentially exposed healthcare employee and completes an investigation collecting the following information:
      •  All dates, times, locations the employee was at work.
      •  Information about PPE used.
      •  Information regarding the potential contact’s symptoms.
      •  Information regarding employees who may have been exposed to the potential contact.
    • Contacts the potentially exposed healthcare employee’s manager to confirm dates, times, locations where the employee worked and to obtain information regarding all other employees who may have had exposure to the potential contact.
  • Interviews all healthcare workers potentially exposed to the potential contact to determine:
    • Length of possible exposure.
    • PPE used.
  • Determines if potentially exposed healthcare employee requires COVID-19 testing and whether they should self-isolate and be tested for COVID-19 or self-monitor for symptoms.
  • Provides potentially exposed healthcare employee with link to resources for COVID-19 testing, self-monitoring for symptoms or self-isolation, as applicable.
  • Communicates to potentially exposed healthcare employee’s manager the action and direction provided to the healthcare employee regarding the need for self-isolation and/or COVID-19 testing.
  • Notifies Public Health, site Infection Prevention & Control of any concerns for follow-up of any patients and contacts outside of the workplace.
  • Communicates to potentially exposed healthcare employee’s site Occupational Health Nurse of any concerns for their follow-up.


Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Regulated Health Care Professionals required: Licensed Practical Nurse, registered Nurse, Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist or Athletic Therapist.

Qualifications and Skills

  • One-year recent experience in a health care setting required.
  • Respectful of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds of employees, patients and their family members.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Data entry experience as asset.
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written.
  • Conscientious, organized and attention to detail.
  • Ability to adhere to the site safety policies, confidentiality, and dress code.
  • Compliance with workplace safely, PPE policies and procedures required.
  • Occupational Health experience an asset.
  • Call center experience an asset.

Physical Requirements

  • Position involves sitting and talking for sustained periods of time.   
  • Good physical and mental health, visual, aural acuity and manual dexterity required.


The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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